markita staples curly crew books

I’m Markita.

I’m a wife and mother of two beautiful girls, Emerald and Autumn. I became inspired to write books for early readers when I became a mom and discovered that there was a limited selection of board books featuring babies of color. I hope that my books provide a space for babies of color and their parents to bond over characters that represent their everyday lives. I’m originally from Detroit, MI and currently live in Atlanta, GA.

Curly Crew Books is is my self-publishing company. So far, there are two books in the Curly Crew series and I plan to write many more!

For a little more info about me and the Curly Crew, check out:

My New York Times feature on how I navigated biz and life changes through the pandemic.

My Voyage ATL interview, which goes in depth about my mission, journey, and future plans for Curly Crew Books.

My Pop Sugar feature, highlighting my first book.

This article from my alma mater, Western Michigan University. You’ll learn a little more about the career journey that led me to be an author.

This article from my MBA alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, which talks about how I combine my biz and creative sides to run my company.

This interview with L.I.T. Kids. I do a reading of my book! Also you learn more about my motivation for writing books and a little insight on the process.

This interview with Bethany Stahl. You’ll learn more about how I work as an author and the motivation about my first book.

And my social media feeds at the icons below. Also, email me anytime at markita@curlycrewbooks.com!